Advertisement

Public-Private Partnerships in the UK

  • Alan Harding

Abstract

In his chapter, Guy Peters describes the variety of ways that the notion of partnership, and particularly Public-Private partnership, has been and can be applied within political and administrative sciences and policy studies. He makes several useful observations about the way partnerships can be defined and differentiated, their relative utility as policy instruments, how they can overcome obstacles or dilemmas of ‘traditional’ administration, the general criteria that might predispose various organizations and actors to participate in them, and the public accountability issues that can arise from their operation. The ‘them’ in all of this are formalized bodies established by two or more autonomous partners, none of whom is simply under contract to another, with the purpose of attaining certain substantive or symbolic goals that no partner could achieve independently. In looking at Public-Private partnership primarily as an institutional form, Peters follows in the footsteps of the bulk of commentators recently active in this growing field of study (Bennett and Krebs 1991; Stephenson 1991; Bailey et al. 1995).

Keywords

Private Sector Local Authority Local Economic Development Urban Governance Partnership Formation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Axford, N. and S. Pinch (1994), ‘Growth Coalitions and Local Economic Development Strategy in Southern England: A Case Study of the Hampshire Development Association’, Political Geography 13, 4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bailey, N. (1994), ‘Towards a Research Agenda for Public-Private Partnerships in the 1990’s’, Local Economy 8, 4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bailey, N., A. Barker and K. McDonald (1995), Partnership Agencies in British Urban Policy (London: University College Press).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Barnekov, T., R. Boyle and D. Rich (1989), Privatism and Urban Policy in Britain and the United States (Oxford: Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  5. Bassett, K. and M. Harloe (1990), ‘Swindon: The Rise and Decline of a Growth Coalition’, in M. Harloe, C. Pickvance and J. Urry (eds), Place, Policy and Politics: Do Localities Matter? (London: Unwin Hyman).Google Scholar
  6. Benington, J. (1986), ‘Local Economic Strategies: Paradigms for a Planned Economy?’, Local Economy 1, 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Bennett, R. J. (1990), Leadership in the Communities (Croydon: Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte).Google Scholar
  8. Bennett, R. J. and G. Krebs (1991), Local Economic Development: Public-Private Partnership Initiatives in Britain and Germany (London: Belhaven).Google Scholar
  9. Campbell, M. (ed.) (1990), Local Economic Policy (London: Cassell).Google Scholar
  10. Civic Trust Regeneration Unit (1993), Urban Regeneration Partnerships: An Analysis of the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Needed by the Managers of Partnerships (London: Civic Trust Regeneration Unit).Google Scholar
  11. Cochrane, A. (1988), ‘In and Against the Market? The Development of Socialist Economic Strategies in Britain, 1981–1986’, Policy and Politics 16, 3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Cooke, P. (1988), ‘Municipal Enterprise, Growth Coalitions and Social Justice’, Local Economy 3, 3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Coopers and Lybrand (1992), Growing Business in the UK: Lessons from Continental Europe — Promoting Partnership for Local Economic Development and Business Support in the UK (Croydon: Coopers & Lybrand).Google Scholar
  14. Crosslin, R. L. (1991), ‘Decision-Support Methodology for Planning and Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships’, Journal of Urban Planning and Development 117, 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Deakin, N. and J. Edwards (1993), The Enterprise Culture and the Inner City (London: Routledge).Google Scholar
  16. De Groot, L. (1992), ‘City Challenge: Competing in the Urban Regeneration Game’, Local Economy 7, 3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Gyford, J. (1985), The Politics of Local Socialism (London: Allen & Unwin).Google Scholar
  18. Harding, A. (1989), Public-Private Partnerships in U.K. Cities, Report to Liverpool City Council (Liverpool: John Moores University).Google Scholar
  19. Harding, A. (1990), ‘Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Regeneration’, pp. 108–27 in M. Campbell (ed.), Local Economic Policy (London: Cassell).Google Scholar
  20. Harding, A. (1991), ‘The Rise of Urban Growth Coalitions, UK-style?’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 9.Google Scholar
  21. Hogwood, B. (1995), ‘The Integrated Regional Offices and the Single Regeneration Budget’, Commission for Local Democracy Report 13 (London: CLD).Google Scholar
  22. Jacobs, B. D. (1992), Fractured Cities: Capitalism, Community and Empowerment in Britain and America (London: Routledge).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Lansley, S., S. Goss and C. Wolmar (1989), Councils in Conflict: The Rise and Fall of the Municipal Left (London: Macmillan).Google Scholar
  24. Lloyd, M. G. and D. A. Newlands (1988), ‘The “Growth Coalition” and Urban Economic Development’, Local Economy 3, 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Logan, J. R. and H. L. Molotch (1987), Urban Fortune: The Political Economy of Place (London: University of California Press).Google Scholar
  26. Mackintosh, M. and H. Wainwright (eds) (1987), A Taste of Power: The Politics of Local Economics (London: Verso).Google Scholar
  27. Mason, S. and L. Sopp (1988), Partnership Schemes: Manual of Guidance for Local Authorities and Developers (London: HMSO).Google Scholar
  28. Mawson, J. and D. Miller (1986), ‘Interventionist Approaches in Local Employment and Economic Development: The Experience of Labour Local Authorities’, pp. 145–99 in V. Hausner (ed.), Critical Issues in Urban Economic Development Vol. 1 (Oxford: Clarendon).Google Scholar
  29. McArthur, A. (1993), ‘Community Partnership: A Formula for Neighbourhood Regeneration in the 1990’s’, Community Development Journal 28, 4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Mills, E. and K. Young (1986), ‘Local Authorities and Economic Development: A Preliminary Analysis’, pp. 89–144 in V. Hausner (ed.), Critical Issues in Urban Economic Development Vol. 1 (Oxford: Clarendon).Google Scholar
  31. National Council for Voluntary Organisations (1990), Partners or Agents? (London: NCVO).Google Scholar
  32. Newman, I. (1991), ‘Surviving in a Cold Climate: Local Authority Economic Strategy Today’, Local Economy 6, 4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Parkinson, M. (1993), ‘City Challenge: A New Strategy for Britain’s Cities?’, Policy Studies 14, 2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Roberts, V., H. Russell, A. Harding and M. Parkinson (1995), Public/Private/Voluntary Partnerships in Local Government (Luton: Local Government Management Board).Google Scholar
  35. Sellgren, J. (1990), ‘Local Economic Development Partnerships: An Assessment of Local Authority Economic Development Initiatives’, Local Government Studies (July/August).Google Scholar
  36. Seyd, P. (1989), ‘Socialist City Politics: Sheffield’, Department of Politics Working Paper (Sheffield: University of Sheffield).Google Scholar
  37. Smallbone, D. (1990), ‘Enterprise Agencies in London: A Public Private Sector Partnership’, Local Government Studies (September/October).Google Scholar
  38. Stephenson, M. O. (1991), ‘Whither the Public-Private Partnership: A Critical Overview’, Urban Affairs Quarterly (1) 27: 109–27.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. Stewart, J. and G. Stoker (eds) (1989), The Future of Local Government (London: Macmillan).Google Scholar
  40. Stewart, J. and G. Stoker (eds) (1994), Local Government in the 1990s (London: Macmillan).Google Scholar
  41. Thornley, A. (1991), Urban Planning Under Thatcherism: The Challenge of the Market (London: Routledge).Google Scholar
  42. Wilcox, D. (1994), An A to Z of Partnerships (London: David Wilcox Partnership).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Harding

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations